Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a white tie and a black tie event? Julie, a mother who was invited to her daughter’s white tie event had the same question. Luckily, she reached out to one of StyldLife’s celebrity stylists, Andrea Serrano, to get her concerns addressed.
First, let’s get the logistics of what a white-tie event is. Many of us have heard of black tie events, tuxedos, formal wear, floor length dresses, and everyone dressed to the nines. Well, for a white tie event, think of everyone dressed to the tens. A white tie event is the most formal dress code for an event. In her consultation with Andrea, Julie mentioned that “the sky's the limit,” and that “this is probably the only time in [her] life that [she] will do something like this.”
We hear you, Julie! StyldLife has your back. Julie’s consultation with Andrea through StyldLife was completely, 100% virtual. Julie is based in the Bay Area, while Andrea is based in South Carolina. Our platform allowed Julie to connect with Andrea for help for this exciting event.
“I don’t have time to go through everything I like.”
Julie initially booked her consultation with Andrea because she is a mom of three teens in high school, runs a business, and takes care of her family, all at the same time. She didn’t have time to “go down a rabbithole” of things she liked. Instead, she reached out to Andrea, a professional, celebrity stylist to help her narrow down her options and to get certified fashion advice.
“This is your red carpet moment.”
When thinking of dressing for a white tie event, think of attending the Oscars or the Grammys. That’s the style you’re going for. Andrea notes that the goal for the event is to feel glamorous for the evening. The focus of this consultation was Julie, the client, to ensure that she knew that this was her moment.
“We can work within your budget.”
Andrea spoke to Julie about the many avenues she can take in regards to how and where she can get the dress for her. There are websites and shops where clients can rent dresses for an event if they don’t want to pay the full price of owning the dress. She also talked about different department stores that offer returns so that Julie can try on different dresses but still have the option to return them if they don’t work out. The same can be done with jewelry and shoes to see what style works best for Julie. You can look amazing without breaking your bank!
“I want the fashion to speak for itself.”
Julie, who has never been to a white tie event, said that she wanted to feel “fabulous” for the event. She didn’t want to look matronly, but she also wanted to abide by the dress code. Andrea suggested something that makes her feel and look youthful, while still looking mature and professional.
The consultation was the first step of this process. The next step is hopping on a call for virtual try-ons with Andrea. By doing this, Julie can get advice in real-time from a professional about what’s working and what’s not on her outfit. Having someone who has experience in various white tie events is such a great, reassuring thing!
Do you have a once in a lifetime event coming up soon? Or maybe an event you’re super excited about but don’t know where to start? Book your appointment with us at StyldLife today and we’ll connect you with one of our incredible virtual stylists!